Sightseeing Berlin: STREET ART | HAVE A TRIP – Discover Berlin’s Streetart | visitBerlin

Sightseeing Berlin: STREET ART | HAVE A TRIP – Discover Berlin’s Streetart | visitBerlin

January 7, 2020 0 By Bernardo Ryan


Berlin has long been considered the capital of European street art. Over thousands of visual art pieces from graffiti, wheatpasted poster art, and sticker art to entire street installations can be found around the city. One of the most vivid places of street art in Berlin is definitely Kreuzberg. In the heart of the city right near
the subway station Görlitzer Bahnhof the Belgium Graffiti Artist ROA created a giant mural with the title “Nature Morte”. As most of his art work, it shows dead animals hanging from the roof drawn with black and white paint. Similar pieces of ROA can be found all around the world. Just a few blocks north of Görlitzer Bahnhof at the Oppelner Straße you can see a big yellow character
painted at the exterior wall of an apartment building. The mural was designed by the Brazilian artist duo Os Gêmeos in 2007. Right around the corner at the exterior wall of the event venue and night club Musik & Frieden you can find the so-called “Pink man” by street artist BLU. The pink monster consisting of many small humans is one of the most famous Street Art works in Berlin. The pink creature with its dead eyes and open mouth is composed of naked humans, looking painful while trying to hold each other together. According to the artist, the mural is representing the fascist system of oppression killing the individual. Up the Skalitzer Straße towards the subway station Kottbusser Tor street artist Victor Ash painted a 308 square feet big cosmonaut floating on a wall at the Oranienstraße 195. The French artist used the former spotlights of a car dealership across the mural to create a shadow falling next to his painting at night which looks like the cosmonaut is holding a flag. The mural is supposed to symbolize the struggle during the cold war. A little bit up north the city, close to the Berlin television tower, the German street art artist El Bocho immortalized himself around the Hackesche Höfe with his graffitis and sticker art. Besides using spray paint, canvas, and tiles El Bocho exposes also poster paper to sunlight and precipitation before adding color. His work is not just famous among locals but throughout the worldwide street art scene. If the weather won’t let you go out for a while, you can also hop on the train S42 or S41 and take a tour around Berlin. While passing from east to west and north to south you will spot several graffitis and street art installations along the railroad. If you make a stop at Ostbahnhof, you can take a walk along the famous East Side Gallery. The various graffitis and street art at the former Berlin Wall represent up to 118 artists from 21 different countries. All recommended spots can be found on the Berlin Welcome Card Map. Also check out our other videos about Berlin and subscribe to our channel for more information. See you the next time you visit Berlin.